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The Isle of the Dead cemetery guided tour is accessed by ferry from the Port Arthur Historic Site.

The Isle of the Dead cemetery guided tour is accessed by ferry from the Port Arthur Historic Site.

Isle of the Dead Cemetery Tour

The Isle of the Dead is located in the harbour off Port Arthur. Between 1833 and 1877, around one thousand burials took place there.

Take the Harbour Cruise and join a guided walking tour of this small island to gain a fascinating insight into the lives of the people who lived and died at Port Arthur.

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Isle of the Dead and local fishing boat at dawn across Port Arthur

The Isle of the Dead cemetery tour at the Port Arthur Historic Site is available again following the construction of a new jetty on the island.

The tour departs several times daily except Christmas Day. Contact the Visitor Centre for times—1800 659 101

This is an optional tour, requiring an additional ticket. Tickets can be purchased as part of an Experience Pass either online, at our Visitor Centre or from onboard the harbour cruise.

Allow one hour.

Access

Our tours to the Isle of the Dead and Point Puer Boys Prison are not recommended for those with mobility restrictions. Please refer to our Disabled access and facilities page for further information.